The popular developer community and sharing website GitHub is currently down due to a Denial of Service attack. The site, which suffered from a similar DoS attack in August, started getting hit with this new attack on Wednesday, which later stopped before a new attack commenced earlier this morning.
The sites status page currently shows that the GitHub administrators are trying to get everything back only as the DoS attack "disrupted our primary internet transit links." The latest update shows that "connectivity has been restored for some users" but that the attack itself continues. So far theres no word on the source of this intrusion but theres no indication that any breach of security on the site has taken place.
The Github.com home page still remains up, but if you use the site a lot during the day, be prepared to experience slowdowns and/or outright connection issues with the rest of the site today. Naturally, we will update this post when the DoS attack is over and everything on the site is back up to speed.
Update: The sites status page now indicates that the DoS attack has subsided and GitHubs services have now recovered but the site will keep mitigation features up and running in case another attack commences.
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